I have a cousin who enlisted in the marines. The first in our family. This is pretty big deal and we’re extremely proud of this decision to protect us and go into the armed forces. His younger sister(tumblr) went Parris Island, SC for his graduation and captured this sunrise with her android.

Honoring the 12 Marines killed in Hawaii:

The massive, multi-agency search for 12 Marines missing after two choppers collided off Oahu’s North Shore late Thursday has been suspended, with no survivors found.

Coast Guard Captain Jim Jenkins said underwater dive teams and sonar have found wreckage of the two helicopters on the sea floor, in about 325 feet of water.

To the families that are most affected by this, our prayers and our support are to them,“ he said.

A memorial for the Marines is set for Friday.

Never Forget them.
🇺🇸 Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, 41, College Station, Texas.

🇺🇸 Capt. Brian T. Kennedy, 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

🇺🇸 Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30, St. Louis, Missouri.

🇺🇸 Capt. Steven R. Torbert, 29, Florence, Alabama.

🇺🇸 Sgt. Dillon J. Semolina, 24,Chaska, Minnesota.

🇺🇸 Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller, 25, Gardners, Pennsylvania.

🇺🇸 Sgt. Jeffrey A. Sempler, 22, Woodruff, South Carolina.

🇺🇸 Sgt. William J. Turner, 25, Florala, Alabama.

🇺🇸 Cpl. Matthew R. Drown, 23, Spring, Texas.

🇺🇸 Cpl. Thomas J. Jardas, 22, Fort Myers, Florida.

🇺🇸 Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando, 23, Hingham, Massachusetts.

🇺🇸 Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, Aumsville, Oregon.


“ On August 8th, 2014, student and photographer Devin Mitchell began backpacking/traveling the west coast in search of veteran stories in hopes of documenting these individuals through the art of pictures. The Veteran Vision Project is an independent, privately funded and organized academic photo essay  of American military service members through a series of images. The mission is to help veterans heal by providing them with a voice. “

 We hope all veterans get the support they need. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.  

Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s burial team salute the nation’s flag as it is held over the casket of Medal of Honor recipient Capt. John James McGinty III, during his funeral Jan. 23, 2014, at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C. McGinty, a decorated Vietnam War hero and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island veteran, died Jan. 17, 2014, in his home in Beaufort at the age of 73.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released)